A single-ply roofing system, as the name implies, is a roof system in which the principal roof covering
is a single layer of flexible waterproof membrane. Single-ply roofing membranes are generally categorized
into two types: Thermosets and Thermoplastics.
Thermoset roofing membranes are made of rubber polymers.
Thermoset membranes are ideal for large roof areas, due to the fact that they are manufactured in a large size,
ideal to reduce and minimize seams. The most commonly used rubber polymer used today is EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer) ,
often referred to as rubber roofing.
( For more information on EPDM roofing, please see our EPDM Roofing page )
Thermoplastic membranes are based on plastic polymers.
The two most common thermoplastic membranes are PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) and TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin).
Thermoplastic membranes can be identified by the seams that are formed when using hot air welding methods.
These seams are as strong, or stronger, than the membrane itself.
Most thermoplastic membranes are manufactured to include a reinforcement layer of polyester
or fiberglass. This reinforcement layer provides an increase in strength and dimensional stability.
( For more information on PVC and TPO roofing, please see our PVC-TPO Roofing page )
Single ply roof systems provide strength, flexibility, resistance to ultraviolet radiation, and have long-lasting durability.
Contact A Certified Single-Ply Roofing Contractor
ChicagoRoofingContractors.org is a free web service to help you find the highest rated, most experienced, professional, Single-Ply Roofing Contractor in your area.
ChicagoRoofingContractors.org does not collect any personal information from you. Please contact the Single-Ply Roofing Contractor of your choice directly.
The Single-Ply Roofing Contractors contact information as well as a link to their web site (when available) can be found below.